...but I don't feel like I can hold it back any longer. Let just me say, I have seen a lot of shit T.V. in my day - some of the worst shit out there - and few programs can compare to the crap-hackery of "Deal Or No Deal". It is so fucking bad. It reminds me of the type of show they'd put in '80s movies as a caricature of what the future of T.V. might look like as it continues to sink to it's lowest, dumbest, basest levels possible. Kind of like in "RoboCop" with the "I'd Buy That For A Dollar!" show or with Richard Dawson's show in "Running Man".
First of all, it's on all the fucking time. I happened upon it last night. I usually avoid it, but I was flipping around and saw the models dressed in the Princess Leia gold bikini, so I watched for a while. What's so annoying about it is that they treat it as if there's a lot of complexity to it, explaining the situation and the contestant's options every fucking time the guy picks a box. And that's all it is. Picking numbers. If you can count to 25 and have even a vague sense of probability and odds, you can go on the show, expend minimal mental energy, and walk out with more money than you had going in. I don't have any problem with people making easy money. I do have a problem with how this show insults our collective intelligence. If you took away all the deliberating and conferring and explaining and re-explaining and asking the models to "help them out", as if they have any control over what's in their box, you'd have something that could essentially be done in two minutes. It's a big fucking sham.
If you need any more convincing this show is an embarrassment, Dubya was on the fucking thing.